Early voting starts Monday in Illinois
BY MICHAEL LANSU Staff Reporter October 21, 2012 6:22PM
In a joint effort by the Chicago Board of Elections and the Mikva Challenge, high school students are trained to be election judges at the Stevens building at 17 N. State Street in Chicago. Assistant student judge trainer Samantha McGuire (R) watches as students use a sample ballot for a practice vote. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Updated: November 23, 2012 6:23AM
Illinois residents registered to vote for the Nov. 6 general election can begin casting their ballots Monday at early voting locations.
The city’s 51 early voting locations will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday through Nov. 3. Locations at The Board of Election Commissioners, Welles Park and Mount Greenwood Park will also be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
In suburban Cook County, 44 early voting locations are open. Locations are listed at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/earlyvoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx.
Voters can use any of the early voting locations and do not need to provide a reason for casting their ballots in advance.
Voters must provide a valid government-issued photo identification and will not be able to change their ballot once it is cast.
Chicagoans can find their nearest early voting location at chicagoelections.com.